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May 12, 2015
Challenges to newcomer employment can be overcome, says new ALLIES report

The employment rate of working-age immigrants with university education is lower than that of their Canadian-born peers. Widely differing perceptions of barriers and solutions between newcomers and employers contribute to this poor job outcome. In recent years the gap has become even more pronounced in Ontario for those who arrived less than five years ago.

May 8, 2015
Release of new ALLIES report, Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions

The new ALLIES report, Perceptions of Employment Barriers and Solutions, offers recommendations to employers, the settlement sector, governments, and newcomers on how to improve employment outcomes for skilled immigrants.

April 9, 2013
Report shows that mentoring improves employment outcomes for skilled immigrants

Mentoring is built on a simple idea: connect an internationally-trained professional with their Canadian counterpart. An effective mentoring relationship opens networks, builds relationships and increases social capital. And it works. A recent ALLIES-Accenture report, The results are in: Mentoring improves employment outcomes for skilled immigrants, confirms the positive impact and success of eleven mentoring programs across Canada on newcomers and the economy.

March 25, 2013
Mentoring skilled immigrants works – new ALLIES-Accenture report shows

Online press conference on Wednesday, March 27, at 1:00 PM EST: Release of the ALLIES-Accenture report “The results are in: Mentoring improves employment outcomes for skilled immigrants.”

April 3, 2012
New report brings small business to the immigration conversation

A new report released by ALLIES highlights new ways to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to hire skilled immigrants. The report notes that SMEs face skills and labour shortages, and compete with larger businesses for skilled talent. However, due to a lack of HR personnel and resources, SMEs are underutilizing the skills and talents of immigrants in the workforce.

October 18, 2011
New report looks at how to connect small and medium-sized enterprises with the skilled immigrant workforce

Today, ALLIES (Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies) is releasing a report that looks at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how to connect them with the skilled immigrant workforce. The report is the result of the first stages of a research project exploring existing policies, programs and initiatives that engage or otherwise influence the human resource practices of SMEs.

April 29, 2011
Conference in Calgary to highlight the advantages of mentoring and integrating skilled immigrants into the workforce

On May 5 and 6, over 120 delegates from across Canada will attend a mentoring conference in Calgary to discuss the successes of current mentoring initiatives, explore new opportunities, and learn how mentoring is impacting the lives of skilled immigrants across the country. Mentoring is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to connect skilled immigrants with established Canadian professionals in the same or related occupation. And it works – many skilled immigrants have found employment using the skills and connections gained through a mentoring relationship.

June 11, 2010
New National Mentoring Initiative

More skilled immigrants will now find employment in their field because of a new mentoring initiative. TD Bank Financial Group and ALLIES, a joint program of Maytree and The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, announced today the launch of a new National Mentoring Initiative at the 2009 ALLIES Learning Exchange conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel (1601 Bayshore Drive) in Vancouver, B.C.

June 8, 2010
Toronto delegates to share ideas at Vancouver conference

Urban centers in Canada are in the fortunate position of being home to hundreds of skilled immigrants, whose education and training have the potential to significantly enrich their communities. When the economy improves, the readiness of these communities to tap into this global talent will be an important factor in their economic success. From June 11-12, close to 200 delegates from 17 urban communities meet in Vancouver, BC, to discuss practical solutions that will enable them to best integrate skilled immigrants into the local labour market.

May 4, 2010
From recent immigrant to integrated citizen

Urban centres in Canada welcome hundreds of skilled immigrants, whose education and training can significantly enrich their communities. On May 6 and 7, 175 delegates from urban communities across Canada will meet in Halifax at the 2010 ALLIES Learning Exchange to share and discuss practical and successful solutions for immigrant employment that can be adapted to other cities.